Sports bars ready to go

The Star (Jamaica) - - Front Page - SHEREITA GRIZZLE Staff Re­porter

Un­til sports bars and res­tau­rants started host­ing live mu­sic events, con­cert­go­ers would have to wait for a ma­jor stage show to wit­ness their favourite lo­cal artistes in ac­tion.

But with the birth of events such as Tracks Live Ses­sions and 100 Live, spots such as Usain Bolt’s Tracks & Records (UBTR) and 100 be­came en­ter­tain­ment hubs.

How­ever, with COVID19 con­tin­u­ing to crip­ple the en­ter­tain­ment in­dus­try, the sweet mu­si­cal sounds that used to breathe life into these hotspots have been si­lenced.

To­day, like many oth­ers in the en­ter­tain­ment in­dus­try, man­agers of these spots are ea­ger to get back into the swing of things.

Speak­ing with THE WEEK­END STAR, Sudu Ra­mani, chief fi­nan­cial of­fi­cer at 100, said that his team is look­ing for­ward to re­sum­ing nor­mal op­er­a­tions at the Hope Road spot in the ‘new nor­mal’.

“So­cial dis­tanc­ing, clearly, will change the face of en­ter­tain­ment go­ing for­ward. While prac­tice of san­i­ta­tion and other pre­cau­tions will be an added part of daily life, so­cial dis­tanc­ing is sure to change a per­son’s per­cep­tion of en­ter­tain­ment. We have there­fore changed the for­mats of sev­eral of our events to al­low for so­cial dis­tanc­ing with­out af­fect­ing the en­ter­tain­ment ex­pe­ri­ence of

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Lila Ike per­form­ing at Tracks Live Ses­sions.

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